“Everyone who has ever played for us has tried to outdo their own musicality and has wanted to show the Stages Sessions audience something great, authentic and completely different, ” said Stages Sessions Executive Producer Miguel Jimenez last August 2016 when the group produced Clara’s sold-out “Coming Home” concert.
Less than a year later, Stages Sessions continues to break limits and is proud to pull off The Gig Circuit, a 7-show tour around some of the most celebrated gig venues in the local independent scene. These include: saGuijo, Route 196, Unit 27, Conspiracy, Mow’s, and 19East.
Last May 7 in 19East, they celebrated the leg last of their tour, The Gig Circuit. That Sunday evening, Stages Sessions gave guests more than one good reason to be there early. Visitors were seated over dinner as they awaited performances by Gio Levy, CoeliKeiko NecesarioCurtismithBullet Dumas, and Apartel.
Jimenez tells BillboardPH, “Stages Sessions aims to glorify authentic Philippine musical and artistic talent. No egos, no flashly lights, no arena crowds, nothing. Just the music, the artist and the ever-developing Philippine listenership. We promise you quality artists, quality music and a quality show. Stages Sessions, it’s as real as it gets. Unscripted, Authentic and Sincere.”
Flip through the gallery below to see some of the artists who lent their talent that evening: